Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tantric Sex Tips for Better Lovemaking

This short video about Tantric sex by Niyaso Carter gives you tips that you can use right away - tonight if you like.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Intense Intimacy through Tantra

Tantric intimacy exercises can bring you even closer to your partner. They use the body as a conduit between the two of you, says Tantra Bensko.
Do you feel that you want to get even closer to your lover than you can get with skin to skin contact? Do you feel you want to merge so closely that you become unity itself? Do you want to experience his soul, feel his soul inside you? Dissolve the pain of separation, push up so close to his being that you are his being?

Tantric exercises let you do that. Tantra is about the unification of seeming duality by using the body as a conduit between the two.

A conduit between one and two: it's a strange concept. Read more

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hindu Cosmology and the Cyclical Universe

Is modern science on the verge of confirming ancient wisdom? Hindu cosmology upholds the idea that creation is timeless, having no beginning in time. Each creation is preceded by dissolution and each dissolution is followed by creation. From Wikipedia:
According to Hindu Philosophy, the universe (or multiverse) never came to be at some particular point, but always has been, always will be, but is perpetually in flux. Space and time are of cyclical nature. This universe is simply the current one, which is in flux and constantly changing, when it finally ceases to manifest, a new one will arise.
Now a legendary physicist says he has found the first evidence of an eternal cyclical cosmos.
The current cosmological consensus is that the universe began 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang. But a legendary physicist says he's found the first evidence of an eternal, cyclic cosmos.

The Big Bang model holds that everything that now comprises the universe was once concentrated in a single point of near-infinite density. Before this singularity exploded and the universe began, there was absolutely nothing - indeed, it's not clear whether one can even use the term "before" in reference to a pre-Big-Bang cosmos, as time itself may not have existed yet. In the current model, the universe began with the Big Bang, underwent cosmic inflation for a fraction of a second, then settled into the much more gradual expansion that is still going on, and likely will end with the universe as an infinitely expanded, featureless cosmos. Read more
The ancient wisdom of Tantra may not yet be entirely accepted by science either, but it may be just a matter of time.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

What Is Higher Tantra?

What is higher Tantra? Is is "better" than lower Tantra? Not exactly, says Tantra teacher Tao Semko.
Among the arbitrary distinctions between tantric practices made by tantric scholars are classifications of "Lower" and "Higher" Tantra.
More on Lower Tantra may be found here.

Higher Tantra is made up of the practices which re-link you directly with the divine - the divine within you, the divine within the manifested universe, and finally the ineffable Absolute. Read more

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Benefits of Tantra and Sacred Sexuality

Does Tantric sex have any benefit beyond sexual pleasure? Robert Frey says it does.
Having taught a blend of traditional and modern Western Tantra for nearly twenty years, I am well aware of the many benefits available to its students and practitioners. From my experience and perspective it is much more than a non-essential luxury item. In response to common curiosity about Tantra, here then is an overview of some of its most notable benefits.
  • Tantra, the ancient sacred approach to sexuality, has much to offer modern men and women. Tantric teachings are both a spiritual approach to sexuality and a sexual/sensual approach to spirituality. As such we can learn to use our natural sexual energy to enliven and heighten our spiritual awareness. Also Tantra offers a well-developed spiritual orientation to sex­uality that is based on respect, honoring, openness, and love.
  • Tantra offers easy, effective, reliable methods for medi­tat­ing, quieting the mind, and reaching positive states of consciousness. These methods often work well for Westerners who either haven't been able to learn to meditate or who are beginners. Tantric meditations utilizing breathing, undulation, and energy awareness, especially when coupled with sensual or sexual arousal, have been measured to consistently pro­duce alpha and theta brain wave shifts more significantly and rapidly than any other traditional or non-technological tech­nique. Read more

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tantric Uses of Sex

Tantric sex is not primarily about pleasure and orgasm. Tantra uses sex as a way to explode yourself into a new being, says Tantra Bensko.
Since ancient times, Tantric sex has been used as an incredibly powerful tool for the complete transformation of both the psyche and body. It is a pleasurable and evolutionary method of masturbation and exchange of sexual energies between people, with or without engaging in intercourse. Our bodies have been designed with special pathways of electromagnetic energies through which sexual energies can be directed.

Sacred sexual practices are very specific and elaborate and have been passed down through the generations, sometimes so secretly they are forbidden to be written. Secret societies use Tantra in their upper echelons. These societies know how the procedures work, though they may miss some of the more loving aspects of Tantra. Read more

Saturday, November 13, 2010

What Is Lower Tantra?

You may have come across the terms "lower Tantra" and "higher Tantra." A lot of students hear "higher" and think "better." So, why not just skip the lower Tantras and jump right to the higher Tantras if they deal more directly with the Divine? Tantra teacher Tao Semko explains what lower Tantra is.
Lower tantra: Transformative practices which integrate your physical and energetic bodies. These include hatha yoga, "tantric sex," kriya yoga, laya yoga, tibetan trul khor, taoist and buddhist qigong, and more.

Each of those practices includes relaxed controlled breathing, postures, physical sensitivity practices, internal muscle contractions, sexual techniques, mental and emotional attitudes, and awareness of the subtle anatomy (energy centers, channels, and vital breath). They are designed to increase your awareness of your subtle energy body, to teach you to manipulate, balance, and amplify the subtle energy in the body, and to safely "arouse kundalini sakti."

Skeptical? In biological terms, you are learning to rejuvenate and reactivate your endocrine glands and central nervous system, increasing nerve "links" between the brain and the rest of the central nervous system. In the process you gain relaxed control over your "involuntary" bodily systems, and can attain and maintain a relaxed, focused mind. Read more

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tantric Yoga: Fire and Water Shaking

Shaking is a very powerful Tantric yoga practice, and this variation focuses on coupling the yin and yang, fire and water aspects of awareness.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

How to Have Slower, More Sensual Sex

Why slowing down in bed could help your sex life.
If you want to make sex a more sensual experience, slow down. Take your time. Banning the quickie from your sex life will have a startling and sensual effect, taking your lovemaking to the next level.

Slow sex isn't about endurance, marathon sessions or complicated positions. It's about really being there in the moment, enjoying one another fully. It's about taking the time to touch and to kiss. The point isn't just to have sex, but rather to feel real sensual joy. Read more

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nude Yoga: A Step Too Far?

Some yoga traditionalists do not approve of the nude trend in yoga, claiming that it's crass commercialization.
American yoga practitioners are abuzz with a new controversy rocking their once boutique but now rapidly commercialising industry: magazine advertising and public yoga classes featuring unabashed nudity. The controversy pits seasoned yoga teachers and other spiritual purists, who abhor the growing trend, against a new generation of aggressive yoga "entrepreneurs", anxious to promote the ancient Hindu practice as America's premier "wellness" lifestyle – even if it means exploiting, as critics maintain, the female "beauty myth" and embracing a "sex-sells" marketing strategy. Read more